Newsday survey: Thousands of LI students 'opt out' of state math exams

Parents concerned about the frequency and validity of state tests have allowed thousands of children in grades three through eight to refuse math exams across Long Island this week.


A Newsday survey of more than half of the 124 public school districts in Nassau and Suffolk counties found that 10,765 children "opted out" of the exams -- about 1 out of 8 students in those districts.


Math opt-outs from April 30-May 2

District# of students (grades 3-8) eligible to take math test# of students (grades 3-8) who refused to take test
Nassau  
Bellmore 64671
Carle Place 63449
East Rockaway 540145
Floral Park-Bellerose 88541
Freeport 3,00053
Garden City 1,934207
Herricks 1,59074
Hewlett-Woodmere1,170254
Hicksville1,952128
Island Trees 1,087135
Jericho1,320141
Locust Valley 908144
Malverne 78049
Manhasset 1,47110
Massapequa 3,234522
Merrick 905130
New Hyde Park-Garden City Park91818
North Bellmore1,207265
Oyster Bay-East Norwich745128
Rockville Centre1,371 601
Roosevelt 1,2155
Seaford1,049331
Syosset 2,45698
Uniondale3,00030
Valley Stream 131,10094
Valley Stream 306247
Valley Stream Central1,25080
Wantagh1,444262
West Hempstead1,16926
Suffolk  
Amityville 1,30031
Babylon507136
Bridgehampton 572
Connetquot 2,725720
Copiague 2,16941
Deer Park 1,865350
East Hampton 6654
East Moriches 52460
East Quogue 24446
Eastport-South Manor1,420307
Fire Island 260
Fishers Island260
Hampton Bays 96474
Hauppauge 1,794404
Islip1,179258
Lindenhurst 2,295334
Mattituck-Cutchogue59270
Middle Country4,5371,181
Montauk 1989
North Babylon 2,072564
Oysterponds380
Quogue 770
Sag Harbor 46718
Sagaponack60
Sayville 1,435250
Shelter Island919
Shoreham-Wading River1,178389
Southampton61745
Springs44423
Three Village3,184 474
Tuckahoe2172
Wainscott40
West Babylon1,877425
William Floyd 4,235396
Wyandanch44945
   
Nassau39,6044,098
Suffolk39,4786,667
Long Island79,08210,765

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